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Simbu paths to power : political change and cultural continuity in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Standish, William


This study examines the interaction between the politics of a Papua New Guinea Highlands society, the Simbu, and the colonially introduced state. It does so by analysing patterns of political competition in a study of dynamic change in four major stages, the precolonial, the colonial, decolonizing and post-colonial periods. In order to analyse this interaction, it seeks to answer the basic questions about politics - how people gain power and become politicians, how they maintain power once...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e6468b95e


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